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  1. I wrote one of those long time ago. It's not here though. Sorry. I'm still being called a NOObie by this thing. I'm not neeeewwwww! Also did one for those NVIDIA drivers. Whew!! Later :D :D :D
  2. If you upgrade and want to save your /home partition amke sure you hit F1 and type in expert. It will ask you later if you want to format the partitions and you say NO to /home. It will save everything in the /home directory including most all of the settings and all your Documents folder stuff. Swap has to be on a seperate partition on Linux. Not like windoze on that one. You can have one swap that the OS's can share though. Just point Redhat and Mandrake to the same partition. It wipes it out during the shutdown and reboot anyway. No harm done there. Later :D :D :D :D
  3. In Mandrake 9.1 and 9.2 there is a fdisk and a cfdisk. I like the cfdisk myself. I have done it in a console and it works. Just don't mess with any that are mounted, like the ones you booted from. I have created and deleted partitions in there. Mandrake has a copy on CD 1 in the dosutils directory. BTW, I want one of those. later :D :D :D :D
  4. dalek

    Boot problems

    Just two. I have Mandrake 9.1, Gentoo 1.4 starting of Linux from Scratch and a Mandrake 9.2 that is really pi$$ing me off. Everytime I boot I get something new, error that is. I'm going to fix it though. Where's that 3lb sledge hammer at? I'll be right back . . . . . . . :D :D :D :D :D
  5. dalek

    Boot problems

    Your welcome. bear7 appears to be a bit new at this. No need adding to the confusion, by accident of course. We all want to help bear7 get that thing running again. Especially Linux. :D :D :D :D
  6. dalek

    Boot problems

    Quote "You can then restore lilo by booting to cd1 and pressing F1 at the splash screen>then typing rescue>then choosing 'restore the linux bootloader'." That CD will be the Linux CD, not the XP CD. Just to make that more clear. Later :D :D :D :D
  7. Here's my lilo.conf. I have Mandrake 9.1 and Gentoo 1.4. boot=/dev/hda map=/boot/map vga=normal default="linux" keytable=/boot/us.klt prompt nowarn timeout=100 message=/boot/message menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux" root=/dev/hda6 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="quiet devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off" vga=788 read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux-nonfb" root=/dev/hda6 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off" read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz label="failsafe" root=/dev/hda6 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="failsafe devfs=nomount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off" read-only image=/boot/bzImage label=gentoo read-only root=/dev/hda10 other=/dev/fd0 label="floppy" unsafe Hope that helps a bit. Please post a link to what you are writing. We may need to point to it on occasion. :D :D :D :D
  8. dalek

    Boot problems

    try this /sbin/lilo -v or /sbin/lilo -M /dev/hda That may help. You may have to add /sbin/ to those commands. :D :D :D :D
  9. I found where the list is kept for what rpm's are installed. It is in /var/log/rpmpkgs I don't know if that helps though. :D :D :D :D
  10. I know how. There's so much stuff in there to go through. It's like picking a box of cereal. There are so many to pick from you can't find what you want. Thing is, most all of them are made from corn. Think about that a bit. Careful, it can make you if you think about it to much. I've been thinking way to long. :D :D :D
  11. Oh I forgot. I think it has to be formatted with a Linux file system not a DOS or windoze one. I'm not 100% sure though. Later :D :D :D :D
  12. Yep. Go to start thingy, everybody has a different name for that thing, then Configuration then Mandrake Control Center. Root password. Then click Boot and then the floppy with Drakautoinst. It should walk you through the rest. I assume you know how to make it look at the floppy when you install. You can also create one during the install but I have never got that one to work. Your way should though. I think :? Later :D :D :D
  13. Try this link: http://easylinuxguide.jsutnoni.com/viewtopic.php?t=418 Might help a bit. Good luck. :D :D :D :D Yep, I'm the dalek that wrote it.
  14. Glad you got one that works. Most do but I have heard of problems before. Crap happens ya know. Don't burn your money up now. :D :D :D :D
  15. If when x started you see a white screen with NVIDIA in the middle it worked. :D :D :D :D
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